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Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Crimsonman, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. Crimsonman

    Crimsonman Ex NBR member :cry:

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    AVG free edition never finds anything at all. Im perfectly safe.

    Does AVG free edition find virus' for anyone else?
     
  2. ejl

    ejl fudge

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    well, you could test your system >.>
     
  3. adinu

    adinu I pwn teh n00bs.

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    Umm, if you don't have any viruses, it won't find anything. Do you really want a virus to find?

    I mean, do you say a doctor is bad because every time you go take a cancer test it comes back as negative?
     
  4. Crimsonman

    Crimsonman Ex NBR member :cry:

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    Well, i did. I ran one (actally quite a few) of those scans and... nothin at all.

    yes adinu, you prove a point, but what im saying is, will it find one if i do have one?
     
  5. The Forerunner

    The Forerunner Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yeah it does. Once I got a known trojan and it found it and problem fixed.
     
  6. adinu

    adinu I pwn teh n00bs.

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    AVG is a great and well respected anti-virus, so yes it will find one if you have it. Just be glad that every time you finish a scan, there is nothing found.

    If you really wanna test this, go download some harmless trojan from the internet and see if it sees it. There are many websites that can test your AV's capabilities with harmless viruses.
     
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    Crimsonman Ex NBR member :cry:

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    I could... but I wont, I trust the forerunner. :)
     
  8. The Forerunner

    The Forerunner Notebook Virtuoso

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    Suprisingly enough avast didn't find it. Even with a thorough scan. Hell even windows defender caught it. Avast let me down big time.
     
  9. thnksfrthmmrs

    thnksfrthmmrs Notebook Evangelist

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    You have to put some trust into AVG just like you trust a doctor. Just cause it's free doesn't mean that it can't find viruses. If you really do need a second opinion you should try an online scanner like Trend Micro HouseCall.
     
  10. Lithus

    Lithus NBR Janitor

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    After being a vigilante against viruses and spyware for years, I've got to say that I've never actually got one. I'm pretty confident now-a-days that I could easily surf away with only a firewall.

    User common-sense trumps all viruses.
     
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